The build up to the most exciting game in Yendi yet a tough, physical and street fist fight awaits us when two of the most successful clubs in the northern Region, lock horns today at the Yendi Islamic no 1 JHS Field in the opening match of the division two league.
Both Sankara Nationals SC and Yendi Soccer Heroes has been dominant in the area for so long yet none has been able to gain promotion to the division one league.
A game tagged by many as the “finals before the final” is surely a game to watch when the two bitter rivals step into the field to play for glory and points.
The two clubs has a unique history in the league but it’s Sankara Nationals who holds the bragging rights going into this tough contest, the last time the two clubs met in the league it was in 2018 with Sankara Nationals managing to pip their bitter rivals by a 1-0.
The table could stand still or turned depending on who wins, the bragging rights,the honour, supremacy and the fight for glory and many more are the reasons this contest will be beyond prediction.
Soccer Heroes have an experience and youthful players in their team, the likes of Neymar, Mario, Adebayor, Sayibu alias Messi and their Captain Nurudeen are the players that always turned the table round whenever the team is in dying need of them.
Adebayor is a player to watch in that game as his pace and dribbling skills always salvages points for his team when he is around, his powerful shoots are a reason many goalkeepers don’t wish to play against him, and should in case he had a good game this evening, it will be difficult for Sankara Nationals to stopped him.
Another standout player in their team is goalkeeper Mario, his experience and height has been sensational, making him one of the best and most experience goalkeeper in the league.
For Sankara Nationals, they hold the key to this game with only few players missing from their dominant squad of 2018, where they managed to reach the last four of the middle league.
They have brought in Sulemana Abdulai Mutala to their squad, a very talented left back with so much ability to send out high flying crosses to his attackers.
Abdul Latif alias Dinho with his dribbling skills and speed has also added so much flesh to Coach Mourihno’s side.
His style of play is being likened to Patrick Razak of Accra Hearts Of Oak.
His talent will be so much needed in today’s game.
There are other notable players in their side, the likes of Bebe, Adams, Mensah and number one goalkeeper JB has so much potentials and their input in games like this will be much needed.
The experience of coach Mourinho in the league will be of great help to his side, just like Lisandro Lopez is also doing with Soccer Heroes.
It will be a great and exciting game at the Islamic no 1 JHS Park.
The game has been scheduled to kickoff at 3:00pm.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah